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Foreigners: Top 10 events in Bratislava

Tips for the top 10 events in the capital between April 20 and April 29, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.

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Top 10
EVENT: Bratislava City Days 2018; Starts: April 20-22
OPERA: La Juive; Starts: Apr 20, 19:00
STAND-UP: Joke’s On You; Starts: Apr 20, 20:00
MARKET: Coffee Market; Starts: Apr 20 – 21
CIRCUS: World Circus Day 2018; Starts: Apr 20 – 22
SPORT: Bike-cycle to Vienna; Starts: Apr 21, 9:30
MARKET: Good Market on Jakubak; Starts: Apr 21, 10:00
EVENT: Asia Days; Starts: Apr 21 - 22
EVENT: Motor Show Bratislava 2018; Starts: Apr 25 – 29
JAZZ: Bratislava Spring Jazz Days; Starts: Apr 28, 19:00
Religious Services for non-Slovak speakers

Galleries in Bratislava: Temporary exhibitions

Training in English

Highlights of the year (selection of events for which it's advisable to obtain tickets early)

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Top 10

Bratislava City Days 2018

Bratislava, Friday - Sunday, April 20-22

The Municipality of Bratislava opens its doors to all citizens and visitors. Free entrance to city museums and attractions, free sightseeing tours, free tours by historical tram and many other interesting programmes and events. The event takes place in April 2018. Around the end of April, the mayor of the town was traditionally elected in Bratislava, based on a charter of the King Andrew III on granting municipal privileges in the course of a relatively long historical period. For more information visit www.visitbratislava.com.

La Juive opera

Slovenské národné divadlo, Pribinova, Bratislava-Staré Mesto-Bratislava, Friday, April 20, 19:00

Halévy’s La Juive follows the best traditions of French opera and the composer created it based on the libretto by the excellent French playwright Eugène Scribe, who was the author of the text templates for many other great works by world-famous composeres such as Meyerbeer, Auber, Bellini, Rossini and Verdi. The forefront of the opera relief bears the strong individual emotional story, a loving relationship between Christian Leopold and the Jew Rachel set to a background of a contradictory social context. Halévy provides us with a picture of society that is admittedly divided and intolerant of relationships between people of different faiths. In the enhanced context of the content, the message of the piece is the menacing image of intolerance, fanaticism and hatred preventing human understanding and solidarity, a depiction urgently current in our current day and age. The directorial concept by the great director Peter Konwitschny features full and devastating resonance. Admission: €3 - €13.20. For more information and tickets visit goo.gl/GoqPnr.

Joke’s On You

Nová Cvernovka, Račianska, Bratislava, Friday, April 20, 20:00

Joke's On You is an English speaking circle of comedians who perform comedy all around Central Europe. They began performing in Bratislava around 2016 and now have regular shows in four different Central European capitals. The comedy crew consists of foreigners who live abroad and English speaking locals. Their community keeps growing as well as the demand for English comedy in Europe. Admission: €5. More info: goo.gl/8GPeq6.

Coffee Market

Fresh Market - farmárska tržnica, Rožňavská 1a, Bratislava, Friday - Saturday, April 20 - 21

If you're a fan of good coffee or you just want to understand the world of coffee, the Coffee Market is here for you. Come and spend quality moments with coffee and with us. We look forward to seeing all of you. Admission is free. More info: goo.gl/59FCtR.

World Circus Day 2018

Košická 4978/4a, 821 08 Bratislava, Friday – Sunday, April 20 - 22

The Slovak Artists´ Community and CirKus-Kus invites you for the celebration of World Circus Day! There will be workshops of many different circus disciplines, as well as performances by talented artists from Slovakia and all over the world. Spend this beautiful day with crazy and creative people! Admission: €3 - €10. More info: goo.gl/kAxaP7.

Bike cycle to Vienna

Lafranconi bridge, Bratislava, Saturday, April 21, 9:30

A traditional excursion through the blossoming and fragrant Danube floodplain forests. We head to Hainburg, cross the waterfront to the end, and then follow the bridge to the left side of the Danube. We will continue to Vienna via the Danube Dams, hidden in the Donau-Auen Nature Reserve. The length of the route is 65 km. Return by train. More info: goo.gl/MtaMmd.

Good Market on Jakubák 2018

Jakubovo námestie, Staré Mesto, Saturday, April 21, 10:00

Spring brings the fragrant and green Good market on Jakubak. Come and enjoy the spring after a long and cold winter! We have the traditionally high-quality products on Jakub Square, and we are carefully selecting good vendors according to strict criteria. We are also preparing a rich program involving neighbors and surrounding areas. We have several surprises in the neighborhood. Jakubák, look out! More info: goo.gl/5HFcnA.

Asia Days

Hviezdoslavovo námestie, Bratislava, Saturday - Sunday, April 21 - 22

This year we have combined the traditional Asia Days with the ASIAN DAYS festival! There will be a Chill-out zone, workshops, food, a program and stage for bands, dance, singing, martial arts and lectures. We will introduce you to the best of Asian culture. Come and meet her and enjoy with us all the tastes of China, Korea, Japan and India. More info: goo.gl/q8QYYg.

Motor Show Bratislava 2018

Incheba Expo Bratislava, Petržalka, Wednesday - Sunday, April 25 - 29

After a year, the attention of all car enthusiasts is again focused on the capital. The car show, the most prestigious car event of the year, not only in Slovakia, but also in the Central European region, hosts a great car show under one roof for all car lovers. Admission: €6/€8. More info: goo.gl/zqzKhB.

Bratislava Spring Jazz Days

Ateliér Babylon, Kolárska 3, Bratislava, Saturday, April 28, 19:00

This event takes place every year with the aim of presenting the most significant future stars of jazz and similar genres. The programme for this year consists of Estonian pop-jazz singer and composer Kadri Voorand and American stars Omar Hakim and Rachel Z OZ Experience them together with the fantastic Israeli singer Ester Rada. More info: www.ticketportal.sk.

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Training

TRAINING: Pilates in English; Starts: Every Monday evening, 20:30
TRAINING: Yoga in English on Thursdays; Starts: Every Thursday, 18:30
TRAINING: Yoga in English at Indian Embassy; Starts: Monday to Friday, 11:00, 16:00
TRAINING: Pilates in English– The class is in English, suitable for men and women, beginners and advanced, Slovaks and foreigners. The venue is equipped with Pilates requisites, a shower and a kitchen. (you do not need to bring a mat). Andrea’s classes are a mix of Pilates exercises for a strong core and and flexible body, and also Yoga exercises for stretching the stiff muscles caused by a sedentary lifestyle. Her classes end with the all-important relaxation of Body and Mind. She also uses highly qualitative etheric oils (doTerra) during the class. Refreshments, tea, fruits are included in the price. Starts: Every Monday evening, 20:30; Open Mind centrum, Mickiewiczova 2. Admission: €8 (one-time charge). More info: www.internationals.sk.
TRAINING: Yoga in English on Thursdays - You need to make reservation via yoga@internationals.sk. This is a beginners & intermediate class and you do not need any pre-knowledge. We will practice Dynamic Flow yoga. Take a look on one of our sessions: https://www.facebook.com/InternationalsBratislava/videos/1604953649521444/ Tea, water, fruit, showers are available to use for free. In this classes we are going to perform exercises that will make us stronger, more flexible, obtain balance and have fun while doing it. Starts: Thursday 18:30; Open Mind Centrum, Mickiewiczova 2. Admission: €8 (one-time charge) or €59 for a 10 session ticket you can use within 12 weeks. More info: www.internationals.sk.
TRAINING: Yoga in English at Indian Embassy - The Embassy of India in Bratislava is happy to announce the commencement of Yoga classes. The classes will be conducted by Ms. Jaiwanti, Yoga Teacher. The classes will cover Asanas, Pranayama, Meditation and Relaxation techniques. People interested in joining the Yoga Classes are requested to fill in the attached Registration Form. The Registration Form may then be sent to email: eindia.iccr@mail.telekom.sk. For any clarification/further information, you may contact Ms. Jaiwanti at Tel: +421-2-5296 2916/7/8 or email: eindia.iccr@mail.telekom.sk. Admission is free. Starts: Monday to Friday, 11:00, 16:00 Dunajska 4, Bratislava. More info: www.indianembassy.sk

Temporary exhibitions

SLOVAK NATIONAL GALLERY
Architect Friedrich Weinwurm: New Path; Open: Tue – Wed 10:00 – 18:00, Thur 12:00 – 20:00, Fri – Sun 10:00 – 18:00 until May 20, 2018
The eights; Open: Tue – Wed 10:00 – 18:00, Thur 12:00 – 20:00, Fri – Sun 10:00 – 18:00 until Dec 31, 2018
KUNSTHALLE
Ilona Németh: Eastern sugar; Open: Wed 13:00 – 20:00, Thur – Mon 12:00 – 19:00 until July 15
DANUBIANA
Peter Pollág: Europa Domus Pacis; Open: Tue – Sun 10:00 – 18:00 until June 10
Xenia Hausner: Shaky Times; Open: Tue – Sun 10:00 – 18:00 until June 10
Igor Piačka: Illusions; Open: Tue – Sun 10:00 – 18:00 until June 10

TEMPORARY EXHIBITION IN SLOVAK NATIONAL GALLERY:
Architect Friedrich Weinwurm: New Path - The exhibition commemorates the work of Friedrich Weinwurm (1885 – 1942), the most significant representative of the architectural avantgarde in Slovakia. The exhibition introduces the visitor to the ideas and expressive concepts of Weinwurm's work and indirectly asks the question which direction did Slovak architecture take after the tragic historical events and social changes of the Second World War? Open: Tue – Wed 10:00 – 18:00, Thur 12:00 – 20:00, Fri – Sun 10:00 – 18:00 until May 20, 2018, Námestie Ľ. Štúra 4. More info: www.sng.sk
The eights - The exhibition project The Eights is unconventionally conceived for the atrium as a series of small exhibitions for the anniversaries of the eights: February 1948, August 1968 and October 1918. The basis of the exhibition is a long, 3-meter high wall - "gallery noticeboard" - on which the visual collages will be rotated according to the anniversaries. The results will be a draft or materialised Pinterest board, a reminder of socialist "noticeboard culture". The collages will consist of artistic materials of various types (paintings, photographs, documents), primarily from the collections of the SNG. The final layout, the conflict of the artworks next to each other, their juxtaposition will speak about the nature of the historical event. Open: Tue – Wed 10:00 – 18:00, Thur 12:00 – 20:00, Fri – Sun 10:00 – 18:00 until Dec 31, 2018. More info: www.sng.sk
TEMPORARY EXHIBITION IN KUNSTHALLE
Ilona Németh: Eastern sugar – Exhibition includes works by Jeremy Deller, Harun Farocki, Lonnie Van Brummelen & Siebren de Haan, and the invited project Museum of Sugar curated by Miroslav Eliáš. Open: Wed 13:00 – 20:00, Thur – Mon 12:00 – 19:00 until July 15, Námestie SNP 12. More info: www.kunsthallebratislava.sk.
TEMPORARY EXHIBITION IN DANUBIANA
Peter Pollág: Europa Domus Pacis
- This artist has had a great number of solo and joint exhibitions and his works can be found in public and private collections on four continents. He has participated in many symposia and creative visits including France, Zimbabwe, Zambia, China, Mexico, Israel, Italy, Greece, Ethiopia and Iran. He has been given a number of prestigious awards at home and abroad for his work. Open: Tue – Sun 10:00 – 18:00 until June 10, Bratislava-Čunovo, Vodné dielo. More info: www.danubiana.sk
Xenia Hausner: Shaky Times - Xenia Hausner paints people, delving without sentimentality into the failures her protagonists experience, constructing a shorthand from daily life focusing on love, loss and the insecurity of our presence in our times. Her works depict society - they are deeply personal and yet radiate far beyond the parameters of the individual. The artist’s large, intensely colourful works draw the viewer into the mysterious world of interpersonal relationships. Mainly women, powerfully expressive, inhabit the stage she sets for her images, women who seem to be testing roles, contrary paradigms, alternative possibilities to thousands of years of patriarchal history. Open: Tue – Sun 10:00 – 18:00 until June 10, Bratislava-Čunovo, Vodné dielo. More info: www.danubiana.sk
Igor Piačka: Illusions - Igor Piačka is an illustrator who likes to work with living models, a true rarity in our country. His illustrations beautifully portray emotions and more often have a deep meaning. His best-known book illustrations include One Thousand and One Nights, Stories of the Dragon Emperors, Bible and Witcher’s Holiday by Július Balco. Open: Tue – Sun 10:00 – 18:00 until June 10, Bratislava-Čunovo, Vodné dielo. More info: www.danubiana.sk

Religious Services for non-Slovak speakers

SERVICE: Apostolic Church; Starts: Sundays, 9:30, Bratislava City Church, Trnavské mýto 1, English
SERVICE: God’s Service Church (Božie služby); Starts: Sundays 9:30, Mondays 17:00, Malý kostol, Panenská street, English
SERVICE: Brotherhood Church (Cirkev bratská); Starts: Sundays 10:00, Cukrová 4, English
MASS: The Church of Saint Ladislav; Starts: Sundays 11:00, Špitálska, English
MASS: Church of St. John of Matha; Starts: Sundays 9:00 Latin
MASS: St. Martin’s Cathedral; Starts: Sundays 7:45 German, 9:00 Latin
MASS: Church of the Merciful Brothers; Starts: Sundays 11:30 Italian
SERVICE: Small Evangelical Church; Starts: Sundays 10:00 English, 11:30 German, Panenská Street (entrance from Lýcejná Street)
SERVICE: Citylight Church, Starts: Sundays 10:00 English, Námestie 1.mája 1
SERVICE: Bratislava International Fellowship, Starts: Sundays 10:00 English, Trnavské mýto 1, (Istropolis)
SERVICE: International Baptist Church; Starts: Sundays 10:00 English, Súľovská 2
JEWISH SERVICE: Synagogue on Heydukova Street; Starts: Friday evening (before twilight), Saturday morning (usually at 9:00), and during feasts, Hebrew

Highlights of the year

CONCERT: James Blunt; Starts: May 10, 19:00
CONCERT: Lenny Kravitz; Starts: June 5, 20:00
CONCERT: The Offspring; Starts: June 13, 20:00
CONCERT: 2Cellos; Starts: June 15, 20:00
CONCERT: Tom Odell; Starts: June 21, 20:00
CONCERT: Shaggy&Sting; Starts: June 26, 20:00
FESTIVAL: Pohoda; Starts: July 5 - 8
FESTIVAL: Grape; Starts: August 10 - 11
FESTIVAL: Uprising; Starts: August 24 - 25
CONCERT: Thirty Seconds to Mars; Starts: August 31, 20:00
CONCERT: James Blunt – One of the most successful current pop singers will visit Bratislava with his The Afterlove Tour. On his new album The Afterlove he cooperated with stars like Ed Sheeran (he wrote the song Love Me Better), singer Ryan Tedder from One Republic and American composer and producer Teddy Geiger. Blunt’s most famous songs are You're Beautiful, Wisemen, Goodbye My Lover, Carry You Home and 1973. Starts: May 10, 19:00, NTC Arena, Príkopova 6. Admission: €35-€55. More info: www.ticketportal.sk
CONCERT: Lenny Kravitz – The Raise Vibration Tour of 2018 is connected with the release of new songs in the spring 2018, Lenny Kravitz announced. He is considered one of the great contemporary rock musicians. Kravitz is both a composer and producer, balancing between soul, rock and funk, influenced by the music of the 60’s and 70’s. He has been awarded four Grammy awards. He has also won several awards in the category of “The Best Rock Singer.” Starts: June 5, 20:00, NTC Bratislava, Príkopova 6. Admission: €79 - €459. More info: www.ticketportal.sk
CONCERT: The Offspring – American punk-rock band The Offspring is coming to Bratislava with their greatest hits together with new pieces from their album. American punk band Anti-Flag and local band from Bratislava Plus Mínus will perform as support. Starts: June 13, 20:00, Incheba, Viedenská cesta 3-7. Admission: €29 - €49. More info: www.ticketportal.sk.
CONCERT: 2Cellos – As part of their European The Score Tour two musicians who became famous, mainly thanks to their cover versions of popular hits return to Bratislava. The Duo consists of Slovenian Luka Šulič and Croatian Stjepan Hausner and they have already released four albums with covers of their favourite interpretations including U2, Avicii, Nirvana, AC/DC, Sting and Coldplay. Starts: June 15, 20:00, Incheba - Expo Aréna, Viedenská cesta 3-7, Bratislava. Admission: €39. More info: www.ticketportal.sk
CONCERT: Tom Odell – Tom Odell returns after a year to Slovakia. The British singer and pianist will introduce his new album on tour which should be released in time for his concert but his greatest hits can also be heard at this performance. Starts: June 21, 20:00, HANT aréna, Trnavská cesta 29. Admission: €29 - €59. More info: predpredaj.zoznam.sk.
CONCERT: Shaggy&Sting - Jamaican musician Shaggy will accompany Sting on their summer European tour playing at historical city sites. The duo will perform in Bratislava castle on June 26. Both will perform solo and together and they will also play teasers from their common album 44/876 that will be released on April 20. They and their bands will play well-known hits such as “Every Breath You Take”, “Englishman in New York”, “Message in a Bottle”, “It Wasn’t Me”, “Mr. Boombastic” and “Angel”. Starts: June 26, 20:00, Bratislava castle. More info: www.ticketportal.sk
FESTIVAL: Pohoda – Pohoda is the most famous multi-genre festival in Slovakia. It receives positive criticism and awards every year from artists, foreign media and experts from the music industry. Besides music, it brings literature, dance, visual arts, movie, theatre and much more for all age categories. Confirmed artists for this year are: The Chemical Brothers, Jamie Cullum, St. Vincent, Ziggy Marley, Glass Animals, SOJA, the Kronos Quartet, Danny Brown, Rodriguez, Aurora, Little Dragon, Blossoms and many more. Starts: July 5 – 8, Trenčín airport. More info: www.pohodafestival.sk
FESTIVAL: Grape - The Ninth year of the popular Slovak festival focused on the world indie pop/rock and electronic scene will bring to the Piešťany airport such well-known names as alt-J, Kodaline, Nick Murphy fka Chet Faker, Wilkinson live, oh Wonder, Modeselektor DJ, Lamb, Wolf Alice, Dirtyphonics and many others. Starts: August 10 – 11, Piešťany airport. More info: www.grapefestival.sk
FESTIVAL: Uprising – The eleventh year of the Uprising festival of reggae music will bring to Bratislava Inner Circle, Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry & Mad Professor, Mighty Diamonds, Brother Culture, Benny Page, Bush Chemists, Awa Fall a.k.a Sista Awa and many others. Starts: August 24 -25, Bratislava, Cesta na Senec 2. More info: www.ticketportal.sk.
CONCERT: Thirty Seconds to Mars – The rock band Thirty Seconds to Mars will perform at the end of the summer in Bratislava. Performances of the band are considered to be among the best in the world. The band is popular because of their energetic live shows and their courageous mix of genres. Music critics compare them to Pink Floyd, The Cure and U2. Besides many music awards, they also have the record for the longest concert tour – 309 concerts over two years. Starts: August 31, 20:00, Winter arena of Ondrej Nepela, Odbojárov 9. More info: www.vivien.sk.

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